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“Lot of history in this place” 4 of 5 stars
Review of The Gold Coast Railroad Museum

The Gold Coast Railroad Museum
12450 S.W. 152nd Street, Miami, FL 33177
+1 305-253-0063
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Ranked #40 of 122 Attractions in Miami
Type: Specialty Museums
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Carolina, Puerto Rico
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 attraction reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Lot of history in this place”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

I went to the site without recommendation and found it very interesting, it has trains from different times in history, you can have access to most of them. In some of them you can feel like you are transported in time. I'm not a train lover and enjoyed the place. Unfortunately, the maintenance of the site could be improved. This attraction is mostly outdoors, if the day is too hot I will consider postpone the visit.

Visited June 2013
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Miami, Florida
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41 reviews 41 reviews
12 attraction reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Great even without kids!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2013

Did not realize this museum was in my own backyard otherwise we would have been there much, much sooner. It was a pleasure to go through the president's train used by 4 presidents begin with Roosevelt. The train is registered as a national historic landmark. There was a separate fee for this tour (a couple of dollars only) and we learned it is because kids had vandalized the train when it was open without supervision before. What a shame! There were several other trains to explore. It was wonderful to imagine what travel was like in bygone eras. Right before we left a private party began arriving in 1940s attire. It really made us feel like we had just gone back in time. The museum is without a doubt underfunded but was still a joy to visit. Don't miss the lighter than air display about when the land was used for a Naval air station, truly fascinating.

Visited May 2013
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Miami, Florida
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39 reviews 39 reviews
17 attraction reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“More support”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2013 via mobile

The museum have a few railroad cabins that keep the history...Two of these The US One (that was use for the presidents in the past) US army medical cabin. The most interest is representation of mini towns and replicas.

Visited June 2013
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Boynton Beach
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Well done once again to the Gold Coast Railroad Museum”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2013

This is a thank you for a job well done once again to the Gold Coast Railroad Museum. This year was my third trip to their Day Out With Thomas event with my daughters and son. Each year they do a great job and it is by far the most affordable event as we also attended the other one near Tampa this year. We may only have one or two more years worth in us before the kids out grow it, but it is a big highlight to them. I know the Railroad Museum has done this event for a long time now and we recommend!!! Nancy, Boynton Beach Florida

Visited March 2013
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Long Island City, New York
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Historic train museum”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013

The museum has the Presidential Rail Car, U.S. Number 1, train rides, great for kids; photographers that are looking to enjoy their craft the had recently added an evening shooting, after hours you are able to capture different images with the sunset light.
If you are a working professional you can pre-arrange for after hours shooting. They have an area with working model trains, usually kids & parents enjoy it.

Visited April 2013
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